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WAS DJ AKADEMIKS' APOLOGY MORE ABOUT HELPING COMPLEX THAN BEING SORRY TO CHRISSY TEIGEN?

Yesterday, DJ Akademiks was suspended by Complex Networks / Everday Struggle for 2-3 days, for his

verbal assault on Chrissy Teigen, at least that is the story we are told. During a Twitch rant, he told Chrissy to "suck a d*ck." For those familiar with Akademiks, we know that his verbal rage against women is nothing new. Complex never seemed to care before. We were all suspicious as to why now Complex took a stand, even though it was a very feeble one IMO.


I remembered that recently Everyday Struggle missed a day. When they returned Nadeska, Akademiks, and Wayno claimed it was their way of standing in solidarity with a former employee who wrote an open-letter to Complex Networks. In the letter, Tiffany Wines contended that the work culture at Complex was toxic and "steeped in misogyny, anti-Blackness, favoritism, RAPE CULTURE, and pay inequity." This woman felt so strongly about her issues, that she broke her NDA by calling out Complex.


When the three stooges addressed the open letter, I thought was this woman talking about Akademiks. Akademiks fits perfectly within Complex's work culture. That is why he got his measly 2-3 days suspension and was forced to apologize.



If we were to take a critical look at this whole situation, this apology was not about Chrissy Teigen. It was about helping Complex cover their asses. You scratch my back, I'll scratch your back type of sh*t. DJ Akademiks is not just a host on Everyday Struggle. Complex gave him an executive producer title. So, in reality, it was an executive producer who went on a drunken rant against a woman and someone who has a history of this type of behavior. If this were another network, Akademiks might be forced to enter into a substance abuse program before returning to work. I'm just saying...



 

We have all seen instances where men in the Hip Hop media have used their platforms to verbally attack

women in the industry. Behind every one of these toxic men, you will find a "pick me bitch." We've seen it with Charlamagne, a former mentor of DJ Akademiks. We've seen it with Joe Budden and countless others. Women in the media don't use their platforms to correct the wrongs done by their male peers. They sit around, hoping they will be thrown a good story or interview. That is why I no longer feel sorry for them when they throw a pity party on Twitter.


Nadeska is the "pick me bitch" in this situation. She keeps this pasted smile on her face as if she is not allowed to express an opinion. Her only purpose is to introduce topics...WTF. She is an executive producer on the show too.






 



BEFORE THE APOLOGY



Complex Networks pledge to stand for justice blah, blah, blah






OPEN LETTER TO COMPLEX NETWORKS


 

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The Truth
The Truth
2020年7月03日

And tbe only reason Complex is giving a dam$ is because he disrespected a non black woman!

いいね!

Bri
Bri
2020年7月03日

Fuck Complex, and fuck Akademiks! You're right, Yaya. The only reason he's on suspension is so they can look as if they give a damn about toxic behavior. Shit, when I was in high school you would get 9 days suspension for fighting. 2 days is really a slap in the face.

いいね!

N/A
N/A
2020年7月03日

Mmaaannn. I have always felt that Complex IG page felt mysogynist! So Ibstopped following. Also, I was just complaining, to my husband, about the sexism in media ie the sports talk shows this show, the breakfast club.... they all use women as JUST the moderators. They don’t allow women to have any voice or opinion. Then when you use your voice, men act like it turns them off and women have no place. Like Nicki told Angela Yee “What happened? You got up here with these boys & you’re not yourself/you don’t have a voice anymore!” I believe was one of the things that made them fall out. Or how Jameel Hill got fired and men seem to hate her.

いいね!

Fck Yaya
Fck Yaya
2020年7月03日

@Latanya, I don't believe it was about Chrissy. It could have been any woman because Complex is under fire by that Open Letter which was just released about two weeks ago.

いいね!

I myself have grown to not feel sorry for the women in hip-hop media, the majority don’t do anything to protect the women but just nod, smile and agree to everything their male peers say. It’s so funny to see how much men can get away with but women have to carry the burdens even to the point of being blackballed. Like I said complex could miss me with the bullshit, cause Chrissy is really where they really draw the line. 🙄🙄

いいね!
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